Comparative biology of Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) on Psidium cattleianum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) and Camellia sinensis (Ericales: Theaceae)

  • Anju Antony Department of Entomology, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai 642 127, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • K.K. Srikumar Department of Entomology, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai 642 127, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • B. Radhakrishnan Department of Entomology, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai 642 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Studies on the life history of Helopeltis theivora on Psidium cattleianum shrub is an alternate host of H. theivora. Biology of H. theivora on this shrub was studied for the first time. Incubation period varied for 8.6 ± 0.3 (d). Total nymphal developmental period was 20.3 ± 2.84 (d). Adult female lived longer than male. Incubation period and the total nymphal developmental period of H. theivora on Psidium cattleianum was significantly lower than Camellia sinensis.

Published
2018-06-08
How to Cite
Antony, A., Srikumar, K., & Radhakrishnan, B. (2018). Comparative biology of Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) on Psidium cattleianum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) and Camellia sinensis (Ericales: Theaceae). ENTOMON, 43(2), 145-148. Retrieved from https://www.entomon.in/index.php/Entomon/article/view/378
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Short Communications